Saturday, March 29, 2008

Cats & Huts



Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while will no doubt recognise these cats, which will eventually be a quilt for my mother - I am hand-piecing the sawtooth backs, and doing the rest by machine - there will be 20 cats in total - I have finished 8, with another one in process. Actually, they aren't quite finished, as they will also have tails, but those are appliqued on later, once the blocks are assembled (there's another neutral fabric to set between the groups of blocks) into a top. The project sort of got stuck in a basket at the bottom of my basket stack, but I have brought it back out - I'm try to get down to only having half a dozen or so projects on the go at one time (not counting finished tops waiting to be quilted, that is). I'll never be one of those people who works on one thing at a time, and that's it, but it did get a little out of control for a while, so I'm trying to get back on top of it a bit!






And in other news today - I have added some rooftops and railings to the beach huts - and Wil has reminded me that this challenge isn't due until May 1st, rather than April 1st, which is a bit of a relief. I still hope to work on it a bit in the upcoming week or two, rather than waiting until the end of April, but at least there's some breathing room.


And on the right, some bits from joggles.com - some collage sheets for an upcoming ATC swap organised by Lenna, some German scrap suns, and a few charms - mostly Egyptian ones, as I know that there's at least one upcoming arch for my arch swap which has an Egyptian theme.

12 comments:

rlbates said...

Kate, I love your cats!!!

Andrea said...

I love those cats and have been looking for the pattern. Where can I get it do you know ? It looks great so far - should be a brilliant quilt.

Vicki W said...

The cats are awesome and I love your beach huts!

artisbliss said...

I love the beach huts piece especially.

Angelcat said...

Your beach huts are looking great, and as for the cat blocks, well you know I love my kitties!

Judi said...

Those cats are really neat I love them. Your beach huts are coming along nicely.

Myra said...

I am loving those huts Kate. And the cats ain't bad either. :o)

Ruth said...

The cat is fabulous!!

anne bebbington said...

I've seen those cats made up before and really loved them - and as for the beach huts I can just smell the salty sea air and hear those seagulls - roll on summer!

Shelina said...

Your cats look great - I too have many projects I want to work on at the same time - I try to limit myself to three at a time, so that progress appears faster. There are a bunch of already started quilts waiting in the wings though.

Anonymous said...

The beach huts look very real now. However, it must be cold weather, as the beach is deserted.

I'm happy to see my cat quilt is being worked on, although there is no hurry. Before I can display it on the bed, I will have to redo all the decor of one of the bedrooms. Luckily I enjoy painting and changing my rooms. (When your work on the quilt is done, my work on the walls and accessories will start!)

I bought the pattern for the cat quilt when you and I were shopping here in Maryland. Was it at Joanne's? If I find the pattern, I could get one for Andrea. Or perhaps she could order it online.

Mom

Karol-Ann said...

So pleased to see the cats again - really love them. Bloody freezing here in the UK, wonder when I can go back LOL